Guardianships & Conservatorships

Santa Barbara Guardianship Attorney

Guardianships are a method of obtaining legal custody or decision-making authority over another person. Being appointed guardian of a child allows you, a family member or family friend, to be involved in medical, education, and other decision-making issues when the child’s legal parents are unable to do so. There are many different types of guardianship actions. At the Law Offices of Gregory I. McMurray, P.C., we can help you seek guardianship of a minor.

Guardianship is a legal proceeding asking a judge to appoint a guardian to look out for the welfare of a ward (someone who can’t take care of themselves). In some situations, it is where a minor stands to inherit large amounts of property or money or if their parents are deceased or unable to take care of them. No matter what type of guardianship issues you face, we can assure you that your concerns will be heard and we will work with you to achieve the best solution. To set up a consultation, contact our Santa Barbara office today. We are able to develop a process that will work best for you and your loved ones with as little confusion as possible.

Santa Barbara Conservatorship Attorney Conservatorships are commonly used for seniors who become unable to manage their affairs late in life, in the event that they have not previously arranged for living trusts or power of attorney. Conservatorships are created in order to appoint a court approved agent to regulate and order a person’s financial affairs. Typically, the court will appoint a conservator when evidence exists indicating a person is no longer capable of managing their own affairs due to illness, age, or decreased capacity.

Protecting the Interests of Those You Love

Conservatorships and guardianships are very effective estate planning tools when protecting a person’s estate is important. Especially in cases where elderly parents live apart from their adult children, a conservatorship can help protect your loved one from people who are interested in manipulating them for their own gain. At the Law Offices of Gregory I. McMurray, P.C., we consult geriatric specialists, psychiatrists, and other medical professionals in establishing medical reasons for requesting a conservatorship. We also work with financial planners, tax experts, and accountants when a person’s financial situation is in disarray or requires additional investigation involving missing or lost assets.

Contact a Guardianship or Conservatorship Attorney

The Law Offices of Gregory I. McMurray, P.C. provides experienced legal services in Santa Barbara, Montecito, Carpinteria, Santa Maria, Lompoc, Ventura and Oxnard. We are advocates for protecting the legal rights of clients and will assist those who wish to set up a conservatorship or guardianship for their protection. Our commitment to each and every client is to protect their legal rights by utilizing every legal resource available, while always striving to provide the highest standard of legal representation. Call
805-965-3703 or email us.